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By paolinger, Senior Member on 18th January 2019, 06:17 AM
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Please put in this thread all the news about our yota3+ so we can update and custom safely together.
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18th January 2019, 06:21 AM |#2  
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This is the first update that i know, still not tested by me:
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Who can try this files on his Y3+ ? It is a test version. It can break your phone.
Better ask to Allleeexxx5

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fastboot flash boot boot.img

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rez...RGc9WOKna/view
18th January 2019, 07:01 AM |#3  
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I have not still download the 2 OTA update.
Anyone has tested, any issues?
18th January 2019, 08:43 AM |#4  
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This is the first update that i know, still not tested by me:
Originally Posted by Allleeexxx5
Who can try this files on his Y3+ ? It is a test version. It can break your phone.
Better ask to Allleeexxx5

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fastboot flash boot boot.img

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rez...RGc9WOKna/view

Ok How do I get this installed on my YotaPhone 3+ 64 Gb?
Please give me some instructions, I have updated from the YotaPhone 3 Chinees to the YotaPhone 3+ but after this update the IMEI's are empty and I need to add them it looks now I need to root to be able to add the IMEI from the box it came with.
If you have a tool to re-enter the IMEI without rooting is the best, but it look the only way to do this is to root the YotaPhone 3+
18th January 2019, 09:14 AM |#5  
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Ok How do I get this installed on my YotaPhone 3+ 64 Gb?
Please give me some instructions, I have updated from the YotaPhone 3 Chinees to the YotaPhone 3+ but after this update the IMEI's are empty and I need to add them it looks now I need to root to be able to add the IMEI from the box it came with.
If you have a tool to re-enter the IMEI without rooting is the best, but it look the only way to do this is to root the YotaPhone 3+

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=2317790
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fastboot oem unlock-go
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19th January 2019, 04:30 PM |#7  
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Yota 3+ Root
Instruction 1: Magisk system-less root (ref: https://www.xda-developers.com/what-is-magisk/), which is less invasive as it doesn't have to remove user data, but more fragile if something goes wrong on your system (e.g you will attempt to modify your storage outside of booted OS), you will have to fully re-install your OS. But is less detectable by apps and playstore that your device is rooted, which is good.

Instruction 2: Full root which includes TWRP, Magisk and disabled storage encryption, meaning you can freely modify your storage outside of booted OS and if something goes wrong your will be able to boot into TWRP and potentially fix the issues / make or restore backups . But this method has to remove and fully re-install your system to work.

Note: leaving your device unencrypted is not secure as if your device is lost then your personal data can be retrieved from it. Hence, once you've done installation of all rooted apps and ensured that everything is working fine in long term (e.g couple of days) it is recommended to do following:
- Encrypt your device (Settings > Security & location > Encryption & credentials > Encrypt phone)
- Lock boootloader (Settings > System > Developer options > OEM unlocking > OFF)
This will make your device secure again, but note that you will not be able to modify / access user data from TWRP anymore. Moreover, you won't be able to successfully modify system partitions unless you re-apply Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_12.16.2018.zip (https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...crypt-t3817389)

Instruction 1 - System-less root method
Note: this is a system-less root method, meaning that if you attempt to modify your system partition from custom recovery, then it will fail to boot again!
Pre-reqs (important!):
  1. All you personal data is backed up
  2. Developer options is enabled:
    Developer options enabled
  3. USBdebugging is on:
    USB debigging enabled
  4. OEM unlocking is on:
    OEM unlocking enabled
  5. adb, fastboot tools are installed on PC
  6. Device pin is enabled (Settings > Security & location > Screen lock > PIN)


Steps:
  1. Get new9008-0112.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999
  2. Extract new9008-0112.zip > copy boot.img to your phone
    Boot image is copied to phone:
    Boot.img is copied to phone
  3. Install Magisk. : https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...mless-t3473445
  4. Open Magisk > Install > Patch Boot Image File > direct to copied boot.img > It will generate a file > Close
    Click on install button
    Click on install in dialog
    Select Patch Boot Image File
    Direct to boot.img
  5. Copy created patched_boot.img from device Downloads to your PC:
    Copy patched_boot.img from phone to pc
  6. Run cmd on pc from place where you copied file > adb reboot bootloader > fastboot boot patched_boot.img
    adb reboot bootloader
    adb fastboot boot patched_boot.img
  7. Device will boot > Open Magisk app > It will ask you to grant root permission > grant it > Click Install button again > Direct Install (Recommended) > Reboot
    Grant permissions:
    Grant root permission
    Click on install button:
    Click on Install button
    Click on install in dialog:
    Click on Install in dialog
    Click on direct install in dialog:
    Click on direct install in dialog
    It will patch your boot partition, click reboot:
    Click on reboot
    Observe two green tick boxes are still green after reboot:
    Observe two green tick boxes are still green after reboot
Congratulations, your device is now rooted!

Instruction 2 - Yota 3+ 8.1 System Root with TWRP recovery, Magisk and storage encryption disabled

I've managed to create a TWRP specific for Y3+ and wrote .bat script which automatically re-installs OS 8.1 with latest ota 54 update, magisk and root and disables storage encryption.

Pre-recs (Important!):
  • Your phone is charged to at least 50%
  • adb, fastboot installed on your pc and accessible through home path system environment variable
  • adb debugging enabled
  • Developer options > OEM unlocking > ON
  • backup all your personal data

Steps:
  • Download: mega.nz/#F!yMBGBYIY!24gGnv0DXNhqBvE7IbrEmA
  • Double click on install.bat
  • Follow on-screen instructions
  • Important! As soon as you are on home screen browse your e-ink screen at least once, otherwise the OS might crash after ~ 5-10 minutes due to inability to properly access its launcher. Once done, Reboot your device.

References:
The work is done based on:
- TWRP repacking using Android.Image.Kitchen.v3.4-Win32.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho....php?t=2073775 thanks to @osm0sis
- TWRP for Y3 from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...agisk-t3830405 thanks to @gor516don
- new9008-0112.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999 thanks to @paolinger
- Disabling storage encryption using Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_12.16.2018.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...crypt-t3817389 thanks to @Zackptg5
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20th January 2019, 04:58 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by vvinjj

Pre-reqs (important!):

  1. All you personal data is backed up
  2. Developer options is enabled
  3. adb debugging is on
  4. OEM unlocking is on
  5. adb, fastboot tools are installed on PC


Steps:
  1. Get new9008-0112.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999
  2. Extract new9008-0112.zip > copy boot.img to your phone
  3. Install Magisk: https://******************/downloading-magisk-manager
  4. Open Magisk > Install > Path Boot Image File > direct to copied boot.img > It will generate a file > Close
  5. Copy created patched_boot.img from device Downloads to your PC
  6. Run cmd on pc > adb reboot bootloader > fastboot boot patched_boot.img
  7. Device will boot > Open Magisk app > Install > Direct Install (Recommended) > Reboot
Congratulations, your device is now rooted!

Hi I have tried all but it is not clear to me I'm not able to root the YotaPhone 3+.
If it possible to give me a more clear instruction step by step. Also how to test if it is rooted?
It was a YotaPhone 3 and I updated it successful to the YotaPhone 3+ only I lost the IMEI 1 and 2. To add them I need to rood the Phone to add the EMEI or is there a option to add them NOT rooted.
Please help!!
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Originally Posted by vvinjj

Pre-reqs (important!):

  1. All you personal data is backed up
  2. Developer options is enabled
  3. adb debugging is on
  4. OEM unlocking is on
  5. adb, fastboot tools are installed on PC


Steps:
  1. Get new9008-0112.zip from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999
  2. Extract new9008-0112.zip > copy boot.img to your phone
  3. Install Magisk: https://******************/downloading-magisk-manager
  4. Open Magisk > Install > Path Boot Image File > direct to copied boot.img > It will generate a file > Close
  5. Copy created patched_boot.img from device Downloads to your PC
  6. Run cmd on pc > adb reboot bootloader > fastboot boot patched_boot.img
  7. Device will boot > Open Magisk app > Install > Direct Install (Recommended) > Reboot
Congratulations, your device is now rooted!

All nice but if I do so on point 7. and it reboot it ask me for a pincode.
What is the pincode? or code I have to enter?
21st January 2019, 02:12 PM |#10  
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All nice but if I do so on point 7. and it reboot it ask me for a pincode.
What is the pincode? or code I have to enter?

Before attempting to root the device I already had fingerprint / pin setup, hence just simply needed to re-enter the pin in that case. But, I was not sure if it is a must. Unfortunately, to fix it you will need to reset your os, using same steps as in https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999. Then ensure your device has pin installed, and then re-try rooting steps. I've updated my post with pin pre-req step.

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Hi I have tried all but it is not clear to me I'm not able to root the YotaPhone 3+.
If it possible to give me a more clear instruction step by step. Also how to test if it is rooted?
It was a YotaPhone 3 and I updated it successful to the YotaPhone 3+ only I lost the IMEI 1 and 2. To add them I need to rood the Phone to add the EMEI or is there a option to add them NOT rooted.
Please help!!

To determine if you're device is rooted you will see in Magisk app two green tickboxes (Latest Version: v18.0; Installed Version: v18.0) even after you reboot your device.
Please specify what steps you're unclear about, but before doing that please read through comments in: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999 or google the step you're unclear about (especially pre-req ones)
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Originally Posted by vvinjj

Before attempting to root the device I already had fingerprint / pin setup, hence just simply needed to re-enter the pin in that case. But, I was not sure if it is a must. Unfortunately, to fix it you will need to reset your os, using same steps as in https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999. Then ensure your device has pin installed, and then re-try rooting steps. I've updated my post with pin pre-req step.

---------- Post added at 04:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:06 PM ----------


To determine if you're device is rooted you will see in Magisk app two green tickboxes (Latest Version: v18.0; Installed Version: v18.0) even after you reboot your device.
Please specify what steps you're unclear about, but before doing that please read through comments in: https://forum.xda-developers.com/yot...-news-t3862999 or google the step you're unclear about (especially pre-req ones)

Well I did now with a password and it looked OK but still it is not rooted.
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